Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline The Best in Sports Entertainment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:49:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Seth Rogen Doesn’t Know Who Aaron Rodgers Is In ‘Neighbors’ Promo Video Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:49:18 +0000 Neighbors Promo

Aaron Rodgers would be easily recognizable to even the casual sports fan, but in this funny promo for the new movie ¨Neighbors¨, Seth Rogen has no idea who the Packers’ quarterback- even confusing him for ¨Eli’s brother.¨

The end was pretty good.

]]> 0
Maidana Says He’ll Give Mayweather a Better Fight than Canelo Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:45:33 +0000 Mayweather-Maidana-Undercard

They all say this, but it rarely happens. Maidana deserved the fight and I don’t think he will be intimidated, but the question begs what can he do any differently than the others to catch up to Mayweather?

Here is what he had to say during his media day.

“I’ve been an underdog my whole life. I was the underdog against Adrien Broner and Victor Ortiz and you saw what happened. I won. I am the underdog again in this fight, but I earned the right to the fight.

“I will give Mayweather a much better fight than any of the other contenders will. I have trained very well, and I’m in great shape. The only pressure is to perform well. I am a fighter and I come to fight. I don’t respect any opponent when I’m in the ring. I’m in this fight to win.”

His trainer Robert Garcia says they aren’t hoping for a lucky punch, they are preparing to dominate for 12 whole rounds.

“Styles make fights. One punch can change everything. I don’t think Mayweather has been hit as hard as Maidana will hit him. But we aren’t looking for a knockout. We don’t want to just rely on maybe a lucky punch. Maidana is preparing to win all 12 rounds, and dominate.”

In boxing, it is true one punch can change everything, we will see if Maidana can land it.

]]> 0
Milwaukee Bucks Being Sold for $550 Million Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:36 +0000 Sen. Herb Kohl

The plan is to keep them in Milwaukee, we will see how that goes.

]]> 0
Report: Grant Hill Candidate For Pistons GM Job Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:41:34 +0000 Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have interest in Grant Hill as a possible successor to Joe Dumars as the teams GM.

Hill and Magic assistant GM Scott Perry are two of the names that have surfaced since Dumars stepped down as the teams President of Basketball Operations.

Hill was rumored to be a candidate for the Suns GM job last year shortly after he retired from playing at the end of the 2012/13 season.


]]> 1
Rhodes Scholar Ex-FSU Myron Rolle Compares Jameis to Emmett Till Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:35:38 +0000 Myron Rolle

Even Rhode Scholars Tweet stupid, ignorant and offensive things.

Exhibit A:

Myron Rolle Jameis Winston

For those of you not aware, Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy who was murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman. He was beaten, had one of his eyes gouged out, before being shot in the head and thrown in the river.

I don’t think that is quite the same as a college football player being accused of sexually assaulting a woman he just met in the club where the details of what happened are sketchy at best.

Rolle is speaking out because as we reported earlier the NY Times did a piece on the shoddy police work in that investigation. It did not slander Jameis, it simply pointed out the huge mistakes in the case, some which could have cleared Jameis if done properly.

Book smarts, doesn’t always means you have the best common sense, Rolle should know better.

]]> 0
Shaq Smashed Brent Barry’s Guitar In Animal House Spoof (Video) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:24:51 +0000 shaq-brent-barry-guitar

Theyŕe always cutting up on Inside the NBA with Shaq leading the charge, so it’s no surprise he looked like he was having a great time smashing Brent Barry’s guitar in this spoof of the classic Animal House scene.

Shaq smashed that guitar with great ease.

Here’s the original scene if youŕe interested.

H/T: ProBasketball Talk


]]> 0
Amir Khan Signs With Al Haymon Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:21:37 +0000 amir-khan-floyd-mayweather

Amir Khan is doing everything in his power to make sure he doesn’t miss out on a shot to fight Floyd Mayweather the next time around. Khan has hired famed boxing consultant and friend of Golden Boy Promotions, Al Hayman.

Hayman is arguably the most influential man in boxing and if a fighter wants to guarantee himself prize fights moving forward then they solicit Haymon’s service. Khan seemed to be very aware of what Hayman provides him as a fighter:

“I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon who has not only shown that he is a very astute businessman, but is extremely knowledgeable of the fight game and always has his fighters’ best interests at heart. I’m looking forward to building a long and successful relationship during this exciting stage of my career.” – Khan

It’s no secret that Khan wants a September fight against Floyd Mayweather but it is very possible he gets jumped again if Cotto dominates Martinez and request a Floyd rematch. There’s also the slim possibility of the Pacquiao fight but who are we kidding.

Haymon will at least guarantee Khan’s name is in the discussion and that Khan will get the best fight possible. A Khan vs Canelo fight in October wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize.

]]> 0
Touching Statement From Ultimate Warriors Wife To WWE Universe Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:19:42 +0000 Warrior, Luck

The Ultimate Warriors untimely death was something felt by many, he was a great dad and loving husband and while the wrestling community mourns, his family has it tougher. Warriors wife, Dana, took the time to address her husbands passing and to thank the fans for their outpour of love during this difficult time.


Dearest Warriors,

It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so. For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.

On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.

I cannot put words to what that video tribute meant. We watched it multiple times and, this morning, it was how I started my day; mornings are the hardest for me. I will treasure that song and those images more than anything I own. Vindication. ULTIMATE PERFECTION.

I was told it was reported WWE was “there” for us. “There” is the understatement of a lifetime. They were a warm blanket to us three and we were quickly absorbed into their family. Words are cheap; promises are forever. This family is one I’m honored to be a member of and will gladly be the warm blanket to any of them who need me next.

My husband’s speech had so many highlights for me as I sat proudly in the audience looking on at his moment … I most loved his request for the Hall of Fame to include the, as he called them, “true Superstars,” those behind-the-scenes people who make the machine run. See, I’m the person who puts up the ring in our house. I’m the background person who makes things happen seamlessly. I am surrounded by performers in my husband and children, so I felt a kinship with all the people he wanted to shine a spotlight upon who make WWE work. He loved you all, and knew that each of you made his run there possible. Thank you!

To all the ULTIMATE WARRIOR fans: THANK YOU!! He told me when he shook the ropes it was him gathering strength from each of you. Warrior respected you and loved you as do the girls and I. I will reach out to the ropes for your strength to sustain me in the sad days that the girls and I face. UNWAVERING is what you’ve been. GRATEFUL is what we are.

The Undertaker and I have a lot more in common than you might think. You see, I had a bit of a streak of my own going for the last 20 years. Yes, Warrior and I would have matches of our own … He would yell, I would cry, he would submit, I would win – always. My quivering chin and “pooched” lip was always more powerful than any clothesline or gorilla press slam. He’d laugh and shake his head and say,”you win, Pooch,” but really we both did.

My streak was broken April 8, 2014 when he collapsed. I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn’t to win this round. Heaven won and I lost, but I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn’t trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God’s green earth. He is the love of my life and gave me the gift of our beautiful, sweet, amazing girls. He was loyal and kind and strong and brave. He taught me to live by his creed,”Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing’s too hard to do, ALWAYS BELIEVE,” and with that creed I will carry on and make him proud.

Streaks are broken but legends live forever.

Always Believe,

Dana A. Warrior

In lieu of donations to the family or flowers please make a donation to our wounded veterans and their families at

Its amazing that she’s donating proceeds to veterans and their families and admirable that she released this statement. May her husband Rest in Peace and her, as well as her family, find peace during this time. Ultimate Warrior had the respect of many and Im sure his legacy will live on forever.

]]> 0
T.J. Ward On Broncos D: We’re Going To Make A Statement Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:35 +0000 tj-ward-broncos-defense-statement

After being embarrassed by the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos undertook a major retooling of their defensive personnel.

The Broncos acted aggressively from the start of free agency, landing Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib and pass rusher DeMarcus Ware to contracts that included $59 million in guarantees combined.

Ward hasn’t even met his Broncos teammates, but told USA Today that the “Broncos defense is going to make a statement.”

“I know I can speak for everybody on the defensive side of the ball when I say we’re going to make a statement from point go, from the first preseason game,” Ward told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, after a workout at EXOS training center.

“From then on, teams can know what they’re up against and know what to expect week-in and week-out. They don’t have to just worry about the offense no more.”

“As good as the Broncos offense was last year, you see what happens when you get put up against a stout defense and an offense that can pretty much manage and make some plays here and there,” said Ward, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

“We’re sending a message right now that we’re coming in not only trying to be one of the top offenses in the league, but one of the top defenses in the world and get that Super Bowl ring.”

Add Von Miller to the mix and it becomes a dominant defense on paper.   We all know that championship are not won on paper, but on the field of play.

]]> 0
Report: Josh Freeman To Sign With Giants Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:01:40 +0000 freeman, Luck

Josh Freeman may have finally found a home.

]]> 0
Bryce Harper Stars in New Gatorade Commercial (Video) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:50 +0000 bryce harper 12 year deal

Bryce Harper may be thought of as a show off by his peers, as spoiled by traditional media, and as a heart throb by women but regardless of what people think of Bryce his new Gatorade commercial can only be described as Legen, wait for it…

Dary. Legendary!!!!

Check out the full commercial below:

]]> 0
Golden Tate: Lions Offense A Better Fit Than Seahawks Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:59:17 +0000 Golden-Tate

Golden Tate isn’t slick, I see what he’s doing.

Tate wasn’t exactly the biggest prize in free agency, but he would provide a team with depth and toughness at the wide receiver position.   Tate got a nice offer from the Lions and never left their building.

During a question and answer with the Lions official team website, Tate admitted that the Lions offense fit his skill set better than his previous offense in Seattle.

“I think this offense is going to fit better for me as a player than Seattle’s did,” Tate told the team’s official website.

Tate compared his new role in Detroit to the one Lance Moore played for Drew Brees and the Saints.

“I watched some tape on the Saints over the last few years and just looking at that — I haven’t talked to coach Lombardi that much — I see myself being a Lance Moore type of player, but just more explosive and able to do a few more things,” Tate said.

We all know it’s a better fit because Matthew Stafford attempted almost 700 passes last season.  Throw in the comfort of playing alongside the best wide receiver in the game, and you can see why Tate is so in love with Detroit.

]]> 0
‘Nightshade’ Air Jordan 2s Finally Get Release Date (Pics) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:38:45 +0000 Air-Jordan-2-nightshade-release-date-2

We’ve seen images of the Air Jordan 2 ‘Nightshade’ sneakers for months now without a single mention from Jordan Brand on release date or price. Well today the silence was broken and the ‘Nightshade” 2s have a release date.

The sneakers will be available on April 26th.

The Air Jordan 2 ‘Nightshade’ features a full nubuck upper, wearing safari print on the toe wrap and collar. Bright lime green speckles have been placed on the midsole as well as laces. via TSG

Let the camp out begin!



]]> 0
Brooklyn Cyclones’ “Seinfeld Night” Includes Hernandez Magic Loogie Bobblehead Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:33:43 +0000 Keith Hernandez Seinfeld

The Two-Part Keith Hernandez “The Boyfriend” Episodes on Seinfeld are legendary. If you never seen them I suggest you watch (Seinfeld comes on TBS 100x a day).

Here are a couple of clips.

The minor league Brooklyn Cyclones are having a Seinfeld night. Here are the details.

On July 5, 1989, the “Seinfeld Chronicles” aired on NBC for the first time and 25 years later, the Cyclones will celebrate the “show about nothing” that has left an indellible mark on popular culture. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” Bobblehead. In addition, there will be non-stop Seinfeld themed entertainment from beginning to end. Yada yada yada…you’ll have an awesome night.

Here’s a look at some of the things we have in store for the evening:

MCU Park will known as Vandelay Industries Park for one night only.
Mailmen in uniform get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch (“Hello Newman!”)
Anyone who has a business card indicating that they are in fact a “Latex Salesman” will also receive a free ticket to the game. If we call the number and it’s some apartment on the Upper East Side, you won’t qualify for the freebie.
Fans can visit the information table for an “airing of grievances.”
Closest to the pin / whale’s blow hole competition (“Is that a Titleist?”)
The foul poles will be known as Festivus Poles.
Elaine Dancing Contest
Everyone Runs the Bases Post-game…but anyone named Jerry gets a head start (Take that Duncan Meyer).
Game of “Risk” on the Concourse
Cereal eating contests
Anyone named George Costanza will be allowed to join our radio broadcast as a color analyst for an inning
Players in puffy shirts for batting practice.

The options for in-game entertainment are endless and are sure to change between now and game day. From “No Soup for You” after a visiting player strikes out, who knows, maybe the staff will even dress in velvet from head to toe.

Be sure to get your tickets early, as this night is surely to be one of the most popular of the 2014 season. Single game tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 10th at 10 AM. But if you follow the Cyclones on Facebook or Twitter, you will get access to a special pre-sale before the general public. For more information please call us at 718-37-BKLYN.

If I was in Brooklyn I’d go.


]]> 0
Report: Aldon Smith Unlikely To Play For 49ers In 2014 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:19 +0000 San Francisc 49ers vs Maimi Dolphins

The legal fallout from Aldon Smith’s LAX arrest may be weeks away, but the career ramifications could be brutal and swift.  The Mercury News is reporting that Smith is unlike to play for the Niners in 2014 and could be done with the franchise all together.

-Right to the point: My view, after talking to several sources involved with the 49ers’ decision-making, is that troubled linebacker Aldon Smith hasn’t only lost the benefit of the doubt, he probably won’t play for the 49ers in 2014.

That doesn’t mean the 49ers will release him any time soon–remember, he almost certainly will face NFL punishment, it probably won’t be lenient, and the 49ers will probably wait through the legal and NFL processes before making any final conclusion.

They also are on the hook for a guaranteed $3M+ to Smith and have time to see how this plays out before dumping him and throwing away the money (and letting him have the money for nothing, by the way).

But there is a weariness and frustration over Smith’s behavior that I’ve never heard involving any recent 49ers player. Until this week

The report suggest that Niners brass are beyond embarrassed and prepared to make an example out of Smith.  The 49ers reportedly don’t hold Colin Kaepernick’s Miami investigation in the same light as Smith, and are prepared to fully support their quarterback.

Aldon Smith in the meantime will likely get hit with a serious suspension from Roger Goodell that’s likely to keep him away from the football field for a subsequent amount of time anyway.

]]> 0
Johnny Manziel Takes Maxim Model to Rangers Game (Photos) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:16:34 +0000

Johnny Legend just keeps on rumbling.

His new lady who was IDed by Busted Coverage is Maxim Model, Bottle Chick and Twodel Kyndal Kyaire.  Apparently they met while Manziel was working out in San Diego preparing for the draft.  Seems like he was working out some other things as well.

Kyndal Kyaire Johnny Manziel

]]> 0
Chuck Norris: Bruce Lee & I Would Have Done Well in MMA (Video) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:04:04 +0000 Chuck Norris Bruce Lee

Who are we to disagree with Chuck Norris?


]]> 0
Blake Griffin in Favor of NBA Allowing Medical Marijuana Use Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:01:50 +0000 Blake Griffin

It’s kind of interesting for me personally sometimes to just sit back and watch shifts in perception in today’s society. For example, with marijuana now being completely legal in two states, you’re starting to see more and more prominent people endorse it or advocate for it to be legalized. The latest to share his opinion? Blake Griffin.

The Clippers star forward was doing a sit down with Rolling Stone in anticipation of the NBA playoffs about to start, when they asked him his thoughts on if the NBA should allow medical marijuana use.

The NFL might let players use medical marijuana to treat pain. If you had a vote, would the NBA do the same? 
It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.

I’m inclined to agree with Griffin’s stance on this but I think it’ll be a long time before we actually see the NBA decide to take that step. If it will happen anywhere, look for the NFL to lead on this.

]]> 0
Tyson Chandler: I Don’t Want To ‘Waste Another Season’ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:17 +0000 Knicks Jazz

Tyson Chandler has one year remaining on his deal with the Knicks and the veteran 7-footer just sent out a warning shot to all involved about how he’d like that year to go.  Chandler is likely to be the subject of intense trade speculation the moment this season has officially ended.

Chandler addressed the New York Media on Tuesday and made it clear that he has no interest in being apart of any slow rebuild.

“I definitely don’t want to waste another season,” Chandler said before the Knicks faced the Nets Tuesday at Barclays Center. “I don’t want to waste this season. I’m not into wasting seasons. Your time is too short in this league and I want to win a championship, another one. I’m not into wasting seasons.”

Asked if the Jackson’s plan was more about the future than present: “I’ll cross that bridge when it gets to that point. I hope it’s not that situation.

“That’s decision isn’t going to be in my hands,” Chandler added.

Chandler can see the writing on the wall, and any plan for a rebuild starts with his contract coming off the books along with Amar’s Stoudemire’s.

Chandler averaged 8.9 points and 9.8 rebounds this season.

]]> 0
DeSean Jackson Celebrated New Contract in Style at the Club (Photos) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:32:16 +0000

Jaccpot Records CEO seemed to have a good time in Miami before reporting to the Redskins for offseason workouts. Popped a few bottles at Dream Nightclub.

TMZ reports he spent about $7k on the evening, which is pretty light work for an athlete these days.  Just be careful, those ladies looking like they might be plotting.

DeSean Jackson 13

]]> 0